Allium Cowani Back to Plants
Description:The entire plant is stronger and much larger than both others that it is commonly mistaken for. The flower stem is 16-20” tall and clearly triangular in shape. The snow-white floralscape consists of 12 -20 star shaped flowers with sharply contrasting green stamens. Upon emerging, the stem grows and twists between the grassy foliage mostly horizontally until it gradually becomes upright. Often the foliage already appears in the fall and freezes off over the winter; however this is of little concern, except in a nice wet spring where dead foliage is a good starting point for fungi (often seen as rust spots) The bulbs have a hard skin and look somewhat like small, reddish colored marbles.
Flowering time: Early May.
Planting Depth: 2-3” deep and same distance apart
Placement: Plant in sunny, open spot. Naturalizes
Soil type: any good soil well.
USDA Zone: Zones 5-9
Recommended planting time: Fall.
Origin:Mediterranean, Asia Minor.
Bulb size: 4 cm/up
If you familiarize yourself with the origin and natural growing conditions of these plants, you can avoid a great many costly mistakes. For instance, a plant that originates from a harsh land-climate will not do well in a tropical or sub-tropical climate, although it might prosper on higher elevations in such a climate.